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...To Corvettedude and anyone else I may have offended in his recent thread.

I didn't mean to take it off topic but evidently (with some help:thumbsup: :laughing: ) I guess I/we did:(

One of the things that attracted me to this site and my home site were the openess and ability to express one's opinion. I guess within proper perameters, thats still true:thumbsup: , however, I don't think that was the time or place:down:

It is after all a "Kill Section" and the title itself lends it to street activities.

As a LEO, I've seen more than my share of tragedy on the streets. Most of it caused by stupid and reckless acts, and a good bit of it speed related. It's kind of a hot button with me. That said, I too like to have a good time and for those that know me personally, they'll understand this comment....that "ain't" a HALO, it's a GLARE:rolling: (Dave, my man, I think you can relate;) ).

Recently we've had a few street racing related fatalities. All of these have made serious headlines, and all have tarnished the image of rodders and modders in the eyes of the public and law enforcement. Ever wonder where some of the stupid laws we have came from? Headlines. Politicos who figure they can get ahead in the races by promoting rediculous and restrictive legislation all under the guise of "saving lives." Much the way the current administration and local/state/federal law enforcement ab-uses "HOMELAND SECURITY" as an excuse to chip away at ourt rights, privacies and freedoms:(

Anyway, regardless of my personal feelings or prejudices, I had no right to interfere in Corvettedudes thread, or allow my actions to further take it off topic, and for that, I apologize.

If the mod(s) want to reopen the thread, either you can delete my posts or I'll do it, and let the boys have thier fun unabated:thumbsup: .

Sure as hell didn't mean to spoil the fun. My bad!

Stay safe,


Gordon
 

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Didn't realize you were a LEO (cop to the lay people)... looks like we have more in common than originally thought.

I gotta agree with that I love this site because of the freedom to express opinions and banter back and forth with people... after all (as all the great philosophers have attested to) the best education comes from debate.

Good post, I'm right there with ya.

Mike:thumbsup:
 

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Didn't realize you were a LEO (cop to the lay people)... looks like we have more in common than originally thought.

I gotta agree with that I love this site because of the freedom to express opinions and banter back and forth with people... after all (as all the great philosophers have attested to) the best education comes from debate.

Good post, I'm right there with ya.

Mike:thumbsup:
Yes we do:thumbsup: And thanks:cheers:
 

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I love this site too. I did not read that other thread but your position on this matter is understandable and justified in many ways.
It's sad to see a 16 year old standing there talking to his friends, cracking it up one minute and dead 30 seconds later.
 

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I love the kills section and have a few posts there myslef, but I think what the problem is, nation wide, with street racing, is that alot of people do it in traffic as opposed to finding a nice, deserted strip and winding out there. Too many think that they can manuver their cars at high speeds through traffic and belive they can predict what the traffic will do. I've seen alot of silly videos where the cars are flying through traffic, not caring if the minivan up ahead has kids in it or if they scare the hell out of the other drivers. It can be unnerving for some to see a car flying up behind them with no place to go but through them. Granted, you can get a ticket the same if you're in traffic or a deserted road, but you're less likely to hurt or kill someone. I also attribute alot of the problem to parents buying their kids cars that are just too much for them(a 17 year old with a C6 Z comes to mind) and to the lack and loss of legal drag strips across the country.I was a "street racer" for many years in my early 20's and looking back did some really stupid things for a little cash or "street cred". Now 95% of my runs are at the drag strip and I don't have to worry about that expensive ticket or the innocent person who wasn't aware of the race going on switching lanes in front of me. Use some sense out there, keep it safe, and if at all possible, save it for the track.:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for your understanding Bro and I can totally understand your point as I have seen much mayhem in the ER from reckless driving. Maybe you could start a discussion in the lounge about the risks of street racing. :thumbsup:
 

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It is about common sense. It is our responsiblity as racers to make sure no civiliations are hurt by our racing.

Each to his own on running through traffic at high speed but I have personally seen two people get killed playing high speed games in traffic. Cars are so much safer now. We expect to survive big time accidents. Saddly, it isn't always so.

Use your head. Be Fast, Be Safe.

To the Knight, your reality is shaped by the things you see as are ours. You have a right to your opinion.

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Let's face it. These cars do make it so easy to get "caught" up in the moment and forget about being responsible. I can understand where you're coming form and appreciate and admire your apology. This is a Kill section, and things will be posted that some don't agree with, but that's the good thing about DC, you can post it. I for one, appreciate where you're coming from, and your understanding of those posting here. You did good!
 

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I followed this thread, and I admit I was bit taken back by some of them comments. I run against some folks form time to time, but nothing too extreme and nothing that doubles the speed limit. In all reality nobody even comes close to the Z around here, so it’s really an unnecessary risk.

Some of the posts and comments from others have made me think twice and realize / understand there is a time a place for these events, and it is at the track. :thumbsup:
 

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...To Corvettedude and anyone else I may have offended in his recent thread.

I didn't mean to take it off topic but evidently (with some help:thumbsup: :laughing: ) I guess I/we did:(

One of the things that attracted me to this site and my home site were the openess and ability to express one's opinion. I guess within proper perameters, thats still true:thumbsup: , however, I don't think that was the time or place:down:

It is after all a "Kill Section" and the title itself lends it to street activities.

As a LEO, I've seen more than my share of tragedy on the streets. Most of it caused by stupid and reckless acts, and a good bit of it speed related. It's kind of a hot button with me. That said, I too like to have a good time and for those that know me personally, they'll understand this comment....that "ain't" a HALO, it's a GLARE:rolling: (Dave, my man, I think you can relate;) ).

Recently we've had a few street racing related fatalities. All of these have made serious headlines, and all have tarnished the image of rodders and modders in the eyes of the public and law enforcement. Ever wonder where some of the stupid laws we have came from? Headlines. Politicos who figure they can get ahead in the races by promoting rediculous and restrictive legislation all under the guise of "saving lives." Much the way the current administration and local/state/federal law enforcement ab-uses "HOMELAND SECURITY" as an excuse to chip away at ourt rights, privacies and freedoms:(

Anyway, regardless of my personal feelings or prejudices, I had no right to interfere in Corvettedudes thread, or allow my actions to further take it off topic, and for that, I apologize.

If the mod(s) want to reopen the thread, either you can delete my posts or I'll do it, and let the boys have thier fun unabated:thumbsup: .

Sure as hell didn't mean to spoil the fun. My bad!

Stay safe,


Gordon

A real man makes an apology when it's the right thing to do. Well done. Enjoy your ride and be safe.
 
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